- 1 How many languages are spoken in Indonesia?
- 2 What main languages are spoken in Indonesia?
- 3 Is Indonesia poor?
- 4 What Indonesia is famous for?
- 5 What is the religion in Indonesia?
- 6 Why does Indonesia not speak Dutch?
- 7 What should I avoid in Indonesia?
- 8 Is Indonesian easy?
- 9 Who is the God of Indonesia?
- 10 What is the simplest language?
- 11 What does Indonesian sound like to foreigners?
- 12 What is the most common language in Indonesia?
How many languages are spoken in Indonesia?
There are over 800 languages spoken in Indonesia according to the 2010 census. Other sources consider several of these to be dialects of the same language, and show the number of unique languages being closer to 700.
What main languages are spoken in Indonesia?
English Teaching in Indonesia Indonesia is home to 240 million ethnically diverse people. Although most of the formal education and communication occur in Bahasa Indonesian, English is still widely spoken, and there is demand for English teachers in the country.
Is Indonesia poor?
In September 2017, Indonesia’s poverty rate stood at 10.12 %, with some 26.58 million with some 25 million people living below the poverty line. As of September 2018, the poverty rate stood at 9.66% (some 25 million people), the lowest ever recorded.
What Indonesia is famous for?
Find the best places to visit with our list of the top attractions in Indonesia.
- Beaches of Bali. Beaches of Bali.
- Borobudur. Borobudur.
- Orangutans of Borneo. Orangutans of Borneo.
- Gili Islands. Gili Islands.
- Komodo National Park. Komodo National Park.
- Sacred Monkey Forest, Ubud. Sacred Monkey Forest, Ubud.
- Mount Bromo.
- Tana Toraja.
What is the religion in Indonesia?
In the latest population census data, 87 percent of Indonesians declared themselves to be Muslim, followed by 9.87 percent who were Christian. The Indonesian constitution guarantees religious freedom, and officially recognizes Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Confucianism.
Why does Indonesia not speak Dutch?
The short answer is because the Dutch themselves didn’t want them to in the first place. They wanted to keep the natives of the Dutch East Indies in their place and not get ideas above their station, which would have threatened Dutch colonial rule.
What should I avoid in Indonesia?
11 Things You Should Never, Ever Do in Indonesia
- Never joke about race, religion, and ethnicity.
- Never underestimate how spicy a meal can be.
- Do not drink alcohol or play card games in public places.
- Do not drink tap water.
- Don’t do drugs.
- Don’t forget to say thank you.
- Don’t disrupt the wildlife.
- Don’t ignore local customs.
Is Indonesian easy?
It’s probably the easiest non-European language for English speakers. You will have to build your Indonesian vocabulary from scratch as there is little overlaps with English. On the other hand, words are relatively easy to pronounce and to memorize and Indonesian grammar is very easy.
Who is the God of Indonesia?
Sunda. According to Sunda Wiwitan beliefs of the Sundanese, a supreme god named Sang Hyang Kersa created the universe and also other gods such as Mother Goddess Batari Sunan Ambu and Batara Guru (identified as Shiva after the adoption of Hinduism).
What is the simplest language?
‘” That metaphorical process is at the heart of Toki Pona, the world’s smallest language. While the Oxford English Dictionary contains a quarter of a million entries, and even Koko the gorilla communicates with over 1,000 gestures in American Sign Language, the total vocabulary of Toki Pona is a mere 123 words.
What does Indonesian sound like to foreigners?
I have been told by my American friends that Indonesian sounds like a train of short syllables uttered in a rapid way, like Chinese language but with fewer nasal sounds and no tones. I’ve also read somewhere that to foreigners we sound staccato-ish. Another friend said to him I sound like somebody hammering a nail.
What is the most common language in Indonesia?